WASHINGTON, DC – With all the noise they make, you’d think the members of the liberal left have already taken over the country, but the fact is conservatives still outnumber liberals, according to the pollsters at Gallup.
Gallup reports that its latest survey showed that in 2018, 35% of Americans on average considered themselves to be Conservatives and 26% saw themselves as Liberal. Conservatives had the same 9-point lead in 2017.
However, don’t take the progress of the Socialist movement in America lightly. As we reported not long ago, a majority of citizens who call themselves Democrats favor a socialist society rather than a nation built on America’s Constitutional principles and values. In fact, many Democratic Party leaders were concerned prior to the November elections that the liberal rantings of too many of the Party’s more outspoken members were too loud and putting their chances in those elections at risk.
Obviously, they had nothing to fear because the Democrats now control the House of Representatives. And, that does not bode well for the nation because it encourages misguided progressive efforts to turn the U.S. into a socialist state, notwithstanding the fact that it has been proven time and again that socialism does not work.
Dr. James D. Veltmeyer was born in Ecuador. He is a legal immigrant who recently published an Opinion Article in the Times of San Diego in which he pointed out that “Socialism does not uplift individuals; it impoverishes them. It does not raise living standards; it decimates them. It does not advance human potential but, as Franklin D. Roosevelt said, it subtly destroys the human spirit.”
Gee, Roosevelt was a Democrat, wasn’t he?
Veltmeyer makes the point that socialism is a system of government that helps only the elite ruling class of a nation “who see it not as a way to raise up the poor and working class but as a way to keep them down and under control, stifling their ambition and upward mobility.”
Interestingly, the Republican Party has long been accused of being the elitists despite the fact that it was formed in 1854 to support the Constitution as an anti-slavery, pro-education alternative to what was then the pro-slavery conservative-elitist Democratic Party.
Since President Trump was elected, the GOP, to a large extent, has rededicated itself to its roots representing the needs and desires of America’s middle-class. The Democratic Party, on the other hand, has become the party of the rich and the elite, as The Hill put it.
In an analysis of the mid-term election results published in The Hill, Hoover Institution research fellow Jeremy Carl concluded that “the Democrats control the commanding heights of American society.”
And, they seek to increase their power and their control by trading benefits for votes.
Bill DeBlasio, the socialist mayor of New York City, announced last week that the City will provide no cost health care for anyone who needs it, including an estimated 600,000 illegal aliens. DeBlasio also announced this week that he backs a new law that would require all private sector employers in the City to give all of their workers at least two weeks paid vacation annually.
And, when the newly elected progressive Governor of California, Gavin Newsom, took his Oath of Office last week, he made a variety of pie-in-the-sky promises without saying how and who would pay for his schemes.
In Washington, meanwhile, Senator Schumer and Speaker Pelosi seek to sway the hearts and minds of the legal and illegal immigrant population by promising to resist efforts for more and better border security.
To make the socialist game plan clearer, I once again quote Dr. Veltmeyer who said that Schumer, Pelosi and the others seek “not to help a suffering population or rescue those escaping poverty or persecution abroad, but to use these unfortunate people in a cynical political power play to solidify their electoral position through creating a permanently dependent underclass willing to trade its votes for the promise of cradle to grave security.”
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